If the Cowboys get a top ten pick, which need should they fill first?

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Nov 15, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) talks with head coach Jason Garrett during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 10-6. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Current Roster:
Tony Romo
Matt Cassel
Brandon Weeden
Kellen Moore
Jameill Showers

2016 Free Agent Options:
Chad Henne
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Matt Hasselbeck
Matt Moore

2016 Draft Targets:
Paxton Lynch, Memphis
Jared Goff, California
Connor Cook, Michigan St.
Carson Wentz, North Dakota St.
Christian Hackenberg, Penn St.

Analysis: Obviously, the Cowboys struggled this season due to the loss of their starting quarterback, Tony Romo. And the fact this coaching staff placed their faith in Brandon Weeden as his primary back-up was a big mistake. Both Weeden and Matt Cassel are free agents at seasons’ end and the Cowboys would be  better suited to find more capable options in free agency and/or the NFL Draft.

If the Cowboys did land a top ten pick, it’s most likely Paxton Lynch, Jared Goff, or Connor Cook would be available for them to select. Unless they just fall in love with a guy, I don’t see them pulling the trigger on any one of them over their other, more pressing needs.

I think a better bet would be Dallas selecting a project quarterback in the later rounds, and then signing a quality free agent veteran like Chad Henne, Ryan Fitzpatrick or Matt Moore.

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